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Old 09-28-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Should we do the work or sell "AS IS"?

We're preparing our coach for sale, and it needs a few repairs/replacements. Nothing major, but things like the sleep number mattress doesn't hold air on one side and back up camera isn't working. Should we plan on fixing these things ourselves or selling for a little less and leaving it up to the buyer? Especially with the mattress, I'd probably just put in a new, non-sleep number, but I'm thinking the buyer may want to decide on that. If you were buying, what would you prefer? Lower price or all fixed up?

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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Fixed up for me.

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Old 09-28-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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JMHO; I'd leave the mattress, up to the buyer , have the camera repair/replace , estimated only , then adjust your price, and provide the info to potential purchaser.
Potential purchaser , may want to add side view cameras or other options.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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I would fix the camera, and tell them about the bed. They may want
to get there own mattress.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:10 AM   #5
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I would fix the camera, and tell them about the bed. They may want
to get there own mattress.

I'm with her. Most people understand changing a mattress. They don't understand getting a camera fixed.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:16 AM   #6
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as a recent purchaser of a RV please clean the RV before you try to sell it..
any smells need to be dealt with, so many we opened the door and turned around and left. i agree with others, fix the camera and leave the bed up to the purchaser.
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:16 PM   #7
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if one thing is not working makes me wonder what else has been neglected.
i would pass on buying just because of this
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:01 PM   #8
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I know nothing about the Sleep Number mattress. You said it doesn't hold air on one side...does that mean it's not usable at all? Are you not going to use this RV anymore? If so, I'd replace it with a regular mattress and even leave the factory wrapping on it to show it's brand new. It should be ready for the new buyer to use. I wouldn't get an expensive one just one that will fit the purpose.

Everything else that needs fixing should be fixed. I think you'll sell it faster this way. Also, as stated above, clean it up thoroughly and a good wash/wax job will really set it off - doesn't cost much but makes a good impression.

Then you can price it as such and perhaps even a little more to still be in your price range when the haggling begins.

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Agree with above. If i see several issues that havent been fixed I question the overall quality of preventative maintenance that has been performed and am less likely to give it a second look.
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I would appreciate the frankness of known issues.

The bed I would give a discount on price, getting a cheap mattress would be an insult, and would lead me to believe that you skimped on all things. Most people will be willing to replace the mattress for a quality mattress, or repair a sleep number mattress. I would want a sleep number or a good quality new mattress.

The camera is questionable, they may want wireless, or dual cameras toad/ backup, side cameras...

If the rest of the records for maintenance were okay I would not worry.
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Two more thoughts -

The mattress is probably repairable as it is either a bag or pump connection. Sleep number sells parts. That is why I would keep the premium sleep number or fix it.

If you are anywhere around a Blue Beacon truck wash run it through there. Get the Rain-X treatment. It will shine and is a lot easier and cheaper than a wash and wax. ;-)
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Many may insist in new mattress after they buy as it may be personal thing so try to fix it by working with manufacturer and there may be some warranty left so call them and seek advise.

The camera needs to be fixed or possibly replaced as part of deal.

Depending on the camera system a new owner may upgrade anyway so first due diligence in troubleshooting to determine issue.

Depending on camera replacements may not be specific as old ones were so a generic unit or a used exact match could be found in camera bad or of a connection or wire issue those are cheap to fix it you can get to the fault.

Do as others suggest...spotless inside with everything removed as it makes it look larger and cleaner.

Have service records and manuals in a box in plain sight inside so they can be reviewed.

Clean rings and mineral marks from all plumbing as well as inspect for any water marks on walls.

Imagine buying your unit from yourself at more money than yiu are asking...Look for reasons to justify the asking price as well as things to devalue it.
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I'd fix anything simple or inexpensive (which probably means DIY repairs). It's always best to avoid the need to disclose negatives to a buyer.

Anything expensive I would get a good estimate for and consider it a negotiable item. Have two selling prices, i.e. I will include fixing X, Y & Z at this price, or I can sell it 'as is' for some lower price. Some buyers like one approach, others like the lower price.
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One factor in the desician is how old is the coach and what it's worth? If older/low dollar the less money I would put into it.

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